176-Unit Apartment Building Now Rising One Block Away From Brickell

A construction crane for the Gallery at Marti Park apartment building is now in place.

The 12-story development is being built just a block away from Brickell.

Groundbreaking for the project took place in January.

Around half of the units will be normal market-rate apartments.

The remainder of apartments will be targeted towards low-income seniors under the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, as well as households earning between 80% and 120% of the area median income.

A senior center is also being built on the ground floor.

Miami-Dade County’s Public Housing and Community Development is partnering with Related Urban Development Group on the development.

Completion is expected in the fourth quarter of 2025.

 

(image: Related Group)

 

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anonymous
10 days ago

lots of building for seniors which is good but young people also need affordable housing , why not add a couple of floors with affordable housing for young adults ?. please construct buildings that are affordable for everybody.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Young people can afford to live in Brickell and work to pay their rent, and if they can’t they are able enough to take the train.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Exactly. Not everyone is entitled to live wherever they want. It’s ridiculous that this is a controversial statement.

Out of touch
10 days ago

It’s controversial because I am a master level professional that works 3 jobs. 1 full time, 2 part time, I still couldn’t afford Brickell without spending almost 50% of all my salaries in rent. I agree the idea that you can’t just live wherever, but someone with three decent jobs should be able to afford to live in Brickell and if you can’t that’s the problem.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Sounds like a personal problem. Besides, there are wide ranges of prices in Brickell, including among many older buildings closer to the bay. To the extent your diatribe re: working 3 jobs is even accurate, it sounds like you haven’t considered all the options.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Someone with three jobs, who still can’t afford Brickell, shouldn’t be entitled to live in Brickell, it takes someone with one really good job to afford living in the best area. Plus lots of old moldy buildings on the bay offer cheap rent in Brickell,

John Duns Scotus
10 days ago

What?
Honestly, are you any good at your jobs?
Master one thing that people need and pay for, you won’t need to work 3 jobs, and you will have no problem affording Brickell.

About 35,000 people do live in Brickell full time and there are thousands who live seaonally.

Anonymous
9 days ago

we need a lot more of these buildings, and some should be open housing – not just for seniors. IF IF IF (peter zeihan) Little Havana opens up the floodgates to development like this, there will be a lot more affordable housing for young people directly next to Brickell – in a new neighborhood, a phoenix/Lazarus neighborhood known as Riverside!

Anonymous
9 days ago

I don’t know how you define “Master level professional” but I have three barely adult daughters who excelled in college and graduate degrees and all have one job and make plenty and enough to each live in their own nice modern one bedroom in Brickell.

Anonymous
9 days ago

If I told you what one of my daughters earn at age 24 from one job it would put you in depression. People that excell earn more than enough. People that that don’t have the skills, determination, work ethic, intelligence and credentials will be like you. That’s life.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Young people can afford to live in Brickell?.not every young person can live in Brickell, most people young or old are struggling to pay rent

John Duns Scotus
10 days ago

Most?
No they aren’t.

The losers get the headlines. I was young and owned condos in Brickell. I have rented my condos to young people living in Brickell.

Yes, young winners can and do afford to live in Brickell.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Old people had their whole life to save money they don’t need to be subsidized, if not they can live in the suburbs away from the city.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Not here! Affordable housing should be in cheaper areas, not so close to our prime neighborhoods.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Young adults still have their whole life ahead of them and plenty of earning potential.

Ana
10 days ago

I know over a dozen property owners in the East Little Havana Area who would like to follow suit with their own buildings similar in scale and nature. However, the zoning is woefully behind the times in this area. The only reason something like this was allowed to be built this far west was because of the RTZ program which was only allowed on this property because it was land owned by the county. If a regular small name tried to get RTZ rights they would get squished like a bug because you’re essentially asking the county to override the city. That will piss people off, and if the county doesn’t approve of your RTZ development and override the city, you will be cooked with the project and you’ll have to go back to the city for development… and Joe Carollo has been known to hold a grudge.

BTW, filling the entire East Little Havana area with buildings like this from 4th ave to 8th is exactly how you create a “walkable neighborhood” with a missing middle. So grow to love this and ask for more of this by right instead of by request.

Anonymous
10 days ago

It should be done in a master planned way with a village center like Mary Brickell Village. Call it Riverside Place.

Anonymous
9 days ago

NO WAY, a master plan – run by a cartel of power brokers? The guy underneath is talking about land bankers and assemblers being bad… how are you gonna avoid that with a Gestapo making all the decisions for the area? This needs to be an OPEN CITY, not a closed one

Anonymous
9 days ago

There will be open areas but if it’s too individualistic you have everyone playing little king and trying to put up gates in the middle of the walkway. There has to be some unified center that ties in all the oddball outliers.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Why do we need to tie everything in? It is not an intersectional community. Outliers? Anything that is not corporate is an outlier – but why call them oddballs – is it cause they’re not part of your agenda? That fad talking point is passé and overtly obstructionist. What walkway would be blocked? The sidewalk is a right of way that is controlled and maintained by the city. There are sidewalks on every street in little Havana. Who is the little king? The person trying to develop their property the way they dreamed – or the person who has no stake in the matter telling everyone else how things have to look.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Um, the zoning in East Little Havana allows for these types of buildings. Blame land bankers holding onto vacant assemblages, rather than selling to developers to build solid mid-rise infill development.

Ana
9 days ago

no it doesnt!!! STOP SAYING IT DOES YOU FAKE. ITS T4R that a 4plex at best and an 8 plex if you combine two lots.

Anonymous
9 days ago

what developers are you talking about? What land are you talking about, just 8th and Flagler? That’s not enough. Look at the zoning directly next to this, its not the same – its duplexes and maybe a four unit.
BTW, the developers are the ones who landbank and the ones who put together assemblages so they can develop higher income-generating properties. Small land owners are not the problem in Little Havana.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Read the article. Half the units are market rate for all ages. The senior designation is because of some Federal program that subsidizes development kept affordable and age-restricted for a defined period of time.

Anon
10 days ago

Ground floor should be retail and restaurants! Old people can take elevators. This is dumb.

Anon
10 days ago

Old people would rather have restaurants and stores downstairs than be in a food desert on ground floor

Anonymous
9 days ago

People read the article, what is your point? They can use multiple overlapping programs to offset taxes and get credits. You can use both state and federal programs to do this and the State of Florida does have Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Also it cites Miami-Dade County’s Public Housing and Community Development as a developer. So are you reading the article?

TMK
10 days ago

ONE BLOCK FROM BRICKELL? Looks like 8 blocks!

Ana
10 days ago

We need 100 more buildings like this (both a lil bigger and a lil smaller) to address the affordability crisis. The fact that this is an RTZ project and is not allowed by the base zoning from the city of Miami is a mortal sin. The entire area should be zoned for something similar.

Anonymous
10 days ago

It’s not RTZ and is nowhere near rapid transit. It’s county-owned and allows for deviations.

Anonymous
9 days ago

It is an RTZ project and was allowed under that framework. The land is county-owned, but it is within a mile of the Metro station. Wait, what was the point of your comment? @anonymous Do you want more of this or not?

Anonymous
9 days ago

they found a loophole to make it not be RTZ project because the city asked not to allow this area to be affected by any new zoning. They did a backroom deal to allow this building, keep zoning the low around it, and not appear to override the city with an RTZ project. But this building got its inception from the RTZ changes for sure.

Anonymous
10 days ago

It’s right on the other side of Martí Park so it’s a block from Brickell.

John Duns Scotus
10 days ago

Want to learn something wild and crazy?

Zip codes for addresses west of SW 1st Avenue is 33130, and the zip codes for the property to east side of the tracks is 33133.

https://www.miamidda.com/wp-content/uploads/2019_MiamiDDA_ZipCodes.pdf

Why do the United Postal Service, the Downtown Development Authority, the Planning and Zoning Department, and real estate developers all make this distinction between neighborhoods?

Anonymous
10 days ago

Jordan is lying and full of BS! SLS, Mary Brickell Village and Brickell City Centre are all in the zip code 33130.

Zip codes don’t have anything to do with neighborhood names. Half of Brickell is 33130, including many of the best parts of Brickell.

John Duns Scotus
9 days ago

Correction. Looking at that map only delineates WEST BRICKELL from BRICKELL.
My mistake.

Oddly, I lived in a Brickell 33130 condo years ago and totally forgot.

100% of West Brickell is 33130 and so is the project listed. A couple of blocks of Brickell are in 33130 with the overwhelming amount of Brickell residences in 33131.

The map does clearly define the line from West Brickell and Brickell is where the tracks of the MetroRail runs north and south.

https://www.miamidda.com/wp-content/uploads/2019_MiamiDDA_ZipCodes.pdf

Anonymous
9 days ago

This area is a major political football. Rather than use it for the aggrandizement of power, maybe it’s allowed to grow organically instead of with government controls. Wouldn’t that be more in the spirit of “Riverside/ East Little Havana” – an area forged by Jews and then Cubans who moved there to escape overburdensome government?

Anonymous
9 days ago

Lol there’s many other religions who formed this area. Quit obsessing over claiming land for groups of people. Let them be open.

anonymous
6 days ago

fine let it be ope and not claim it for one group and upzone it to the moon then. Otherwise stop griping about preservation.

Anonymous
4 days ago

I’m not griping about preservation. I want new updated neighborhood centers walking distance to Brickell!

Anonymous
9 days ago

Dude, Jordan, this just shows how arbitrary you delineations really are, none of this lines match, clearly Brickell is I95 to the bay, and the DDA doesn’t have authority to name neighborhoods. It’s just there to keep downtown thriving based on outdated 1960s added tax zone.

Anonymous
10 days ago

The dividing line for zip codes is Miami Avenue. There are no “tracks” in Brickell; it only has an elevated metro system, allowing people to walk freely around the center without interference from trains. This feature makes Brickell unique from the rest of Miami and the state, as it has no ground tracks. East of Miami Avenue is the 33131 zip code. Saks Fifth Avenue in Brickell is in the 33130 zip code, the same as Brickell from 3rd Avenue to Miami Avenue. Jordan keeps spreading misinformation. Can someone help fact-check him?

John Duns Scotus
9 days ago

Yes. I know. The zip code part was a mistake. But anyone can see on the map where the blue shading contains the Brickell neighborhood.
https://www.miamidda.com/wp-content/uploads/2019_MiamiDDA_ZipCodes.pdf

The West Brickell Apartments at 955 SW 2nd Ave are most certainly WEST BRICKELL.

Learn more about West Brickell Apartments here at Apartments.com where they show all of the apartments in the West Brickell neighborhood in the category “West Brickell”

https://www.apartments.com/west-brickell-miami-fl/

Anonymous
9 days ago

Jordan,

You’re presenting evidence that doesn’t hold up. Are we seriously using apartments.com as the authority now?

If so, search for “Brickell Miami” on the site:

https://www.apartments.com/brickell-miami-fl/

This clearly shows the area within Brickell’s boundaries. Accept it—it’s in Brickell, according to your own source.

It’s great to be part of such a vibrant area in Miami, full of opportunities and exciting new developments.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Is Allen Morris Park in Brickell? Its zip code is 33130.

Is Moxies in Mary Brickell Village in Brickell? Its zip code is 33130.

Is Casa Tua in Brickell City Centre in Brickell? Its zip code is 33130.

How about Rise condos in Brickell City Centre? Their zip code is also 33130.

The primary zip code for Brickell is 33130.

The only bar this SCOTUS passed serves cheap spirits. His logic is profoundly out of touch, and he’s citing the Coconut Grove zip code.

John Duns Scotus
9 days ago

Yes, all of those are east of the metromover tracks and, all are in Brickell.

You should either walk the neighborhood or find better information….Allen Morris park is NOT on Miami Avenue (where the zip code line is drawn). It is on that little Brickell Court & 10th. Or as the City of Miami reports, the park is 📍25 SE 10 Street, Miami 33131.

Suffice it to say, the housing project referenced above is over a mile from the Mary Brickell residence, the Brickell Bridge, Brickell Ave etc.

This housing project is NOT one block from Brickell.

It is like saying an apartment over a mile north of the Miami Beach Convention Center is “South Beach”.

I get it. People who know South Beach is an important global brand like to exaggerate and say they live in South Beach when they don’t.
However, I’ve never seen anything like this, West Brickell is now Brickell thing.

Seriously, can anyone name one housing project, east of the Metromover tracks, like this?

Anonymous
9 days ago

This prime areas are west of metro mover tracks too! You’re all disoriented with this fantastical division of areas that are a few blocks together.

Anonymous
9 days ago

I’m having a hard time with Jordan’s comparison today. Does anyone else find it a bit off?

He’s comparing Brickell to areas a mile north of the convention center in South Beach. There’s really no comparison in terms of walkability, size, and how fully connected Brickell is in terms of style and infrastructure around the Underline.

For reference, Brickell, a neighborhood in Miami, is approximately 0.3 to 0.5 miles wide from 3rd Avenue to Biscayne Bay.

Jordan
10 days ago

8 blocks west from Brickell Ave.
8 blocks west from Brickell Park.
8 blocks west from Brickell Bridge.

However,

It is only 4 blocks west from the West Brickell Aprtments at 955 SW 2nd Ave.
And, only 4 blocks west of Related’s other new affordable housing project in West Brickell.

Anonymous
10 days ago

It’s six blocks away from Brickell Avenue, with one block directly adjacent to Brickell. The other related project seems to have a name that doesn’t quite fit with the surrounding area. Is Related more focused on integrating with the community or ensuring its luxury projects stand out from neighboring developments? Jordan appears to have a unique interest in this “west” agenda, which seems designed to guide growth in a particular direction.

John Duns Scotus
9 days ago

The Related housing project referenced above is not a luxury project (look at it), it is a partnership with government.
Same as the Related housing project in West Brickell. Not luxury, and in partnership with government to provide housing to teachers.

The Related projects in the Brickell neigborhood and especially on Brickell Avenue are decidedly luxiourious. Baccarat, Viceroy, Icon, etc. etc.

Related has multiple division. The urban/affordable part does projects like the one above and the one in West Brickell.

Not only do I not have an agenda, I have a West Brickell project that I”m working on now. Not ashamed or embarrassed to call West Brickell what it is. Why would anyone do so a thing?
(Maybe because they know that they will get clicks and engagement for these headlines! The mids come out at night.)

Anonymous
10 days ago

Relatad’s other project is in Brickell.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Related even says on its website the Gallery on 2nd is in the heart of Brickell

Anonymous
10 days ago

Glad to see the Riverside area finally connecting with all the new development in Brickell! This will encourage further development in Brickell along 3rd avenue and create new walkable areas just west of it, where people already love having walkable destinations.

Anonymous
10 days ago

do you mean 4th ave? Cause 3rd ave is east of I95 and it isnt the same neighborhood. Also 3rd ave already has the river project on it, it’s already built out.

Anonymous
10 days ago

I know, but I think there’s a number of empty lots around 3rd Avenue in Brickell that would glow up if the neighboring area gets a makeover. This would connect the areas better.

Anonymous
9 days ago

probably true, you mean the area to the south between coral way and 8th and bordering I95 on the east side of the highway.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Thank you for correctly describing the western boundary of Brickell as I-95.

Jordan
10 days ago

It isnt.

Anonymous
10 days ago

It is Brickell.

This is irreversible and indisputable—Please stop trying to arbitrarily shrink Brickell after decades of development, and inflate one avenue for reasons that don’t serve the best interests of our community. I-95 is the established border of Brickell, and many people have moved here because of this identity and to be part of the Brickell community.

Anon
10 days ago

It one block from Brickell. Nobody says “west” it was rejected

anonymous
6 days ago

the concept of brickell might grow beyond its current boundaries, and little havana might shrink as a result. A fitting fate considering the diminutive zoning it currently has.

Anonymous
4 days ago

The area some refer to as Little Havana spans multiple miles and includes many sections in disrepair, except for a small area around Calle Ocho, which is the heart of Little Havana and should get a metro stop near the baseball stadium. The neighborhood isn’t shrinking; it’s simply becoming more defined and concentrated around a pedestrian focused neighborhood center

Anonymous
3 days ago

WHAT?!? again with this nonsense about pedestrians? The comments are about the neighborhood boundaries and if they are growing and shrinking. It has nothing to do with pedestrians. GO PEDAL AWAY BIKEBOY

Anonymous
3 days ago

its not a neighborhood anymore the way you’re describing, its too large an area of the city. There is no “community” there because the population is so high. When areas get that many people they are no longer a reflection of any one group… not even people who think that being a pedestrian is the end all be all.

Anonymous
10 days ago

The Gallery should update the name of its beautiful 2nd Ave development nearing completion to “Gallery at Brickell.” The current name is a bit long for signage and may be seen as less accurate or appealing, as well as misaligned with other properties in the area.

Anonymous
10 days ago

This is prime area near waterfront and Miamis best neighborhood. Affordable housing should be north of downtown.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Hope it has ground floor retail and restaurant space! This would be such a cute west village area by the water and so close to Brickell for walkability.

Anonymous
10 days ago

This would be a great area for young people, why is the city overlooking it?

Revitalize Little Havana
10 days ago

I’m all for up-zoning Riverside/Little Havana on two conditions: Developers are encouraged to incorporate Mediterranean/Spanish elements into the design of their buildings and the historic three story buildings are protected. There are ton of lots that need to be torn down or empty. The few that have character should be the last to be demolished. I want to see this area grow but the culture preserved

Anonymous
10 days ago

There’s very little culture in the area between Little Havana and Brickell. It needs an upscale Mediterranean classic revival look and zoned to have commercial entertainment and retail

anonymous
6 days ago

it needs anything new at this point, its stagnated so long what it needs is change.

Anonymous
10 days ago

The Mediterranean/Spanish revival style needs to die. Bring the Art Deco or MIMO style to keep it distinct

Anon
10 days ago

Just no boring concrete modern homes anymore, start a new fusion of Mediterranean modern mimo art deco together

Uncultured
10 days ago

Dude probably thinks a bunch of cubes painted gray or white is peak housing design.

Anonymous
9 days ago

no but it is peak housing supply

Spanish style in Little Havana
9 days ago

The Spanish revival style needs to die?? Buddy this is Little Havana. Other places maybe but let’s protect the integrity of the neighborhood

Anonymous
9 days ago

It could be both, just let them fight it out on the street, MIMO vs Med Rivial to the DEATH!!!!

Anonymous
10 days ago

Also, extend Metrorail from Government Center station. Otherwise, you’re going to get parking podiums with giant murals of chickens and Cuban flags.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Culture is Spanish style stucco? Miami is much more known for Tropical Deco and Mimo. I think we should leave the fake Mediterranean stuff in Palm Beach and San Diego.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Coral Gables seems to the the “Beverly Hills” of the East. So it’s working right here right now. Allow both, its ok to have have everything look the same

Anonymous
9 days ago

** AUTO CORRECT*** Coral Gables seems to be the “Beverly Hills” of the East. So it’s working right here right now. Allow both, its ok to not have everything look the same

Anonymous
10 days ago

There should be bustling retail and restaurants on ground floor.

No glass no class
8 days ago

Very small windows looks like a Hampton inn prefab midrise motel.